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Nothing beats a lie

I'm hiding all these secrets
I'm living all my regrets
it's dark
damp
I'm all alone
silent
hurt
and cold as stone
tired of keeping these thoughts inside
I smile
I laugh
but a part of me has died
I'm crying
I'm lying
my personality is dying
I'm wilting and withering away
each day
I wish I was gone
long gone
away from here
the innocence lost
will shed no tear
I'll scream
I'll shout
because on the inside it's what I'm all about
but on the outside
I shut up and don't say a word
'cause I don't know
what will be heard
I don't cry because my faith is shakin'
I cry because I'm sick of fakin'
that everything is okay
it's cool
I'm all good
when the pothead kids are in my neighborhood
when I'm the last one not drunk
not high
when I'm the last one not sayin' good bye
to my future
my life
this is not alright
I'm done with this
but I have nowhere to be
I'm out of place
like a runner who can't see
it breaks my heart
to see kids this young
throw away somethin'
that's just begun
they say each generation
gets worse and blames us
but did they ever stop to think
who raised us?



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Just_jim said...
Oct. 1, 2011 at 10:26 am:
whoa der u r great, "I don't cry because my faith is shakin'
I cry because I'm sick of fakin" thats the realist line i heard in a min.
 
HanaMizz14 replied...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 11:14 pm :
Thanks! I wasn't really thinking about what I was writing, I just wrote what came to mind.
 
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iWriteToExpressThouqhts said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm:
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS !!!!!! THIS IS SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD ! :) please check and rate my work ? :)
 
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Jimmy_flash said...
Apr. 21, 2010 at 9:27 am:
Thia poem is realli great, you have a very interesting outlook on life, its refreshing, keep writing i loved it
 
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jessicaconner said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm:
wow this is very good. very good portray of teenagers
 
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jessicaconner said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm:
wow this is deep. very good potray of teenagers!
 
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forbiddenxwords said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 9:54 am:
I like this. I seen this happen to my family and friends.Cant wait to read the others.
 
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alex9426 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2010 at 9:33 pm:
wow this is so good nad i know exactly what its talking about. i see it every single day: kids throwing their futures away just for one minute of feeling good and feeling like they matter and feeling like they're cool. it sickens me
 
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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 6:30 pm:
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. I loved this. The ending was just too brutal. Amazing!!!! My favorite.
 
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Powd3er said...
Jan. 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx
 
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*Blu*Eyed*Bi*:) said...
Jan. 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm:
This was the best poem i've read all day! wonderful!
 
HanaMizz14 replied...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm :
Thank you ! I really like the feedback because i normally never share my poetry with anyone and this whole thing is kind of new to me.
 
*Blu*Eyed*Bi*:) replied...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 8:39 pm :
Same here! lol and your very welcome lol
 
*Blu*Eyed*Bi*:) replied...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm :
welcome! and ive been on here not that long but its pretty wicked
 
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Sydney said...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 7:19 pm:
Wow! That... i could just FEEL that. Very good! i wish i was THAT good of a poet! Keep up the work, you my freind, are talented!
 
HanaMizz14 replied...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm :
Thank you very much ! I'm glad that you liked it :)
 
lizzy96 replied...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 8:34 pm :
you are very talented! i know what you mean...sometimes it can be very hard to see the world falling apart before our eyes, and feel so helpless. good job at putting it into words, thats the tough part!
 
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